Color: Blackest Black 001
Where to find: local drugstore, Target, Walmart
I have always been an eyeliner pencil girl. Really, the liquid eyeliner scared me. With pencils, if I make a mistake, usually I can use the tip of my finger, a Q-tip or a tissue to wipe it off. Sometimes I just blend for a smoky eye look. With liquid eyeliner, it seems so final..no room for mistake. For one, you had to have a really steady hand to apply. Two, if you made a mistake and you already have your eyeshadow applied, the only way to wipe off the mistake is to use a damp tissue or makeup remover. You risk messing up your artwork. Anyway, I used to stay away from those products.
I bought Revlon's Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen in blackest black, after a friend suggested it works really well. I gave it a shot. Again, I wasn't a fan. It took twice as long to apply because I had to be careful not to make a mistake. And frankly, I didn't have that kind of time with my work/school schedule. Recently, I took a chance on it again. Actually, I misplaced my staple black eyeliner pencil, and I was running late that morning for work.
I applied it and took a step back...it looked fabulous!! In fact, this liquid pen gave me a bold, bright (and precisely outlined) eyes. Also, it lives up to Revlon's colorstay feature. One application lasted from about 6:45am to about 3:00pm. Like the eye pencil, the good thing about the pen versus a liquid eyeliner in a pot is that it's easy to carry around in your purse if you need to reapply. It took a couple tries before I got the hang of applying it in a timely manner. Patience...is a virtue.
I've read that eyeliner pens tend to dry up, so you can't get many uses out of it compared to a pencil. Plan on using a liquid eyeliner on a regular basis, or else it will dry up!